Darlingside “Look Up & Fly Away” (More Doug/Thirty Tigers, 2019)

Darlingside’s latest release is an EP of outtakes from 2018’s ‘Extralife.’ It’s fair to say though that any of the songs on ‘Look Up & Fly Away’ would have been well-deserving of a place on that album. This is an exceptionally delicate listen; the intricate wording and stories in the songs are like a peek into … Continue reading “Darlingside “Look Up & Fly Away” (More Doug/Thirty Tigers, 2019)”

Darlingside + Wildwood Kin, Shepherds Bush Empire, 1st November 2018

Only the occasional faint clanging of the bar can be overheard whilst Darlingside play. The audience are fittingly pin drop silent to embrace all the intricacies the band offer. Huddled up shoulder tight to harmonize around a single vintage condenser microphone, the result is quite magnificent. Over the course of the evening, banjos, fiddles and upright bass … Continue reading “Darlingside + Wildwood Kin, Shepherds Bush Empire, 1st November 2018”

Darlingside head back to UK for more dates

The absolutely exquisite in every sense of the word Darlingside are returning to the UK at the end of this month to play headline shows – just 3 of them but they’re well spaced out, taking place as they are in Edinburgh, Manchester and London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Their third album ‘Extralife’ was released in February … Continue reading “Darlingside head back to UK for more dates”

Darlingside “Extralife” (More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers 2018)

Massachusetts based Darlingside combine an almost dystopian view of the future with intricate, four-part harmonies to present an irresistible package on ‘Extralife‘. Described by NPR Music as “literary-minded, baroque, folk-pop” and with a distinctive vocal style that is reminiscent of the ‘Sunshine ‘60’s’ yet utterly modern, this is a record that reveals new depths on each … Continue reading “Darlingside “Extralife” (More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers 2018)”

Darlingside announce UK dates, new single – Listen

The most impressive band I saw at the AMAUK conference last week weren’t performing at the awards or the showcases (although there were some fairly impressive acts there too) – they were a quartet called Darlingside who completely absorbed delegates over the best part of an hour over one lunchtime  and whose new record ‘Extralife’ arrives later … Continue reading “Darlingside announce UK dates, new single – Listen”

Darlingside “Eschaton” – Listen

Alt-folk quartet Darlingside are back with a new single and a new album for 2018.  Eschaton is taken from the forthcoming release “Extralife” due out February which will be launched officially in London on January 30th at the Courtyard Theatre, the follow up to the band’s 2016 European breakthrough debut release “Birds Say”.  While that record was steeped … Continue reading “Darlingside “Eschaton” – Listen”

Darlingside, Union Chapel, London, 3rd July 2017

Darlingside are an American folk band starting to make quite a stir after a bumped higher up the bill appearance at last year’s Cambridge Folk Festival earnt them a lot of new fans this side of the pond. They’ve been back for some tour dates and brought along a friend – the woman described as … Continue reading “Darlingside, Union Chapel, London, 3rd July 2017”

Darlingside UK dates – now !

On their third trip to the UK, Massachusetts based indie-folk band Darlingside are continuing to build their reputation as a knock-out live band.  With subtle musical shadings taking cues from folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, and aching harmonies they have a sound which recalls the likes of CSN, Fleet Foxes … Continue reading “Darlingside UK dates – now !”

Damn Tall Buildings “Late July” – Listen

It has long been a way to hone your craft and pay some dues – busking.  It’s like a free rehearsal room and you might catch a coin (though all ears can listen for free).  Not that busking always makes for a great band, but in the case of Damn Tall Buildings it seems to … Continue reading “Damn Tall Buildings “Late July” – Listen”